Local/Region

Two hospitalized after trooper crash on Thruway

SHERIDAN — Two people inside a minivan that was struck by a New York state trooper responding to a separate crash on Interstate 90 were listed in serious and critical conditions. State police on Tuesday released the names of those involved in the collision that took place at about 1:08 p.m. ...

Reed backs Trump in wake of remarks

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he is confident Donald Trump is not a racist in the wake of comments the president made on Twitter urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries. Reed, R-Corning, cited his relationship with Trump during a conference call Tuesday with local ...

Five charged in Jamestown meth bust

JAMESTOWN — A large quantity of methamphetamine was seized and five people are facing charges, the Jamestown Police Department announced Wednesday. Taken into custody following a search of 12 Bishop St. on criminal possession charges were 38-year-old Jarrod K. Adams, 27-year-old Michael J. ...

Chautauqua County Fair opens for 138th year

With more than 1,600 livestock entries and 3,200 creative arts exhibits, the Chautauqua County Fair is bigger than ever, a fact that was celebrated by dozens of local and state officials on Monday morning. At 10:30 a.m., Fair Board President Dave Wilson welcomed all to the 138th year of the ...

Motorcycle, vehicle collide

A motorcyclist went to Brooks Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a collision with another vehicle near the intersection of Swamp and South Roberts roads about 4 p.m. Monday. New York State Police and personnel from the Fredonia and Sheridan fire departments responded to ...

Fredonia fire department gets 3 late night calls

The Fredonia Fire Department responded to three calls in a row late Sunday night to early Monday morning. According to the department’s Facebook page, Sunday night just before midnight, Rescue 15 responded to an EMS call on Castile Drive. While on scene, the fire department was dispatched ...

Vehicle hits house in Fredonia

A mini-van crashed into a house at 17 Chestnut St., Fredonia around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. At least one person was injured. Further details about the crash were not released.

Dunkirk woman seeks help for stolen kitten

Samantha Bowman, who lives at 109 Lincoln Ave., Dunkirk reports her kitten has been stolen. According to Bowman, Saturday morning her three-month old kitten named Milo ran into her yard. She said a man with blonde hair driving a royal blue Ford Explorer stopped and took the kitten. “Our ...

11 lost hikers located in Arkwright

ARKWRIGHT — 11 hikers, including nine ages 4 to 19, who were lost on trails were found after about 4 1/2 hours late Monday. At about 9:27 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call for the lost hikers. The hikers were thought to be in the area of a creek near Park Road ...

East parking lot in Fredonia to close for paving

Village of Fredonia Department of Public Works director Anthony Gugino announced this morning that the southern half of the East municipal parking lot will be temporarily closed Wednesday and Thursday for a paving project. No parking will be allowed in that section so that this improvement ...

Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Dept. adds equipment

CASSADAGA — Maintaining equipment and keeping all equipment up to date is one of the priorities of the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department. Those who serve the fire department are volunteers and the well-being and safety of the volunteers are important factors. Recently, the fire department ...

Descendants of 154th NY Volunteers to hold annual reunion

BEMUS POINT — Descendants of members of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War regiment raised in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, will hold their 14th annual reunion from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church at 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road in ...

Health screening available July 24

Residents living in and around the Dunkirk can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 will host this community event on July 24. ...

Marvin ‘Joe’ Curry Veterans Powwow to start Friday

SALAMANCA — One of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture will celebrate its 30th anniversary, when the Seneca Nation once again welcomes a national and international audience to Salamanca for the Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Powwow. This year’s Powwow ...

Civic Calendar

Brocton Wednesday — Brocton Village Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., village hall Cassadaga Wednesday — Cassadaga Village Board meeting, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Fire Station 1 Dunkirk Tuesday — Dunkirk Town Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., town hall Evans Wednesday — Evans Town Board meeting, ...

Accident jams up Thruway westbound

SHERIDAN — An accident involving a State Police car had the New York State Thruway in a traffic jam westbound from Exit 57A to 59 this afternoon. Injuries were reported in the accident near mile marker 462. Two rescue helicopters were on the scene earlier. The accident occurred around 1:30 ...

Local Masons sponsor safety ID at Chautauqua County Fair

With the start of another annual session of the Chautauqua County Fair, members of the Chautauqua District of Free & Accepted Masons, along with its sister group Order of the Eastern Star, as well as associated youth organizations of Demolay (boys) and Triangle (girls), will be once again ...

Teamsters endorse Rosas in mayor’s re-election bid

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas has received the backing of Teamsters Joint Council 46 in his re-election efforts for this November. “We trust, and believe, that Willie Rosas will continue to support organized labor, and look forward to working with him throughout his re-election and during ...

Evening in the Garden to be held July 17, 2019

JAMESTOWN — July 9, 2019 - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners Program announce the June Evening in the Garden to be held July 17 at 6 p.m. in the demonstration gardens at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Rd in Jamestown. Topics for July will be ...

Patterson Library announces July and August events

WESTFIELD — July has really shown its true colors with the heat and humidity. Come cool down at the Patterson Library for July’s jam-packed calendar of events! Every Monday at 11:15 a.m. through Aug. 5, we have a special program for “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program. ...